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This is a contributing entry for Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
Willow oaks are the iconic Charlotte tree as they are common trees planted along many streets. These native trees are tolerant to urban pollutants and tolerate a wide range of soil types. The narrow-leaf shape leads this tree to be commonly, but incorrectly, called pin oak (a separate species of oak whose leaves do not resemble willow oak leaves).

Plant, Leaf, Terrestrial plant, Tree